John Martyn

Sweet Little Mystery: The Essential

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British singer, songwriter, and guitarist John Martyn began his career as a follower of the U.K. folk tradition, but as he began exploring new creative directions, he developed an eclectic musical approach, with his languid but emotionally incisive recordings incorporating elements of jazz, pop, rock, reggae, and progressive rock. Consistent throughout his career was Martyn's skillful guitar work, intimate vocal prowess, and powerful songwriting. Sweet Little Mystery: The Essential gathers 17 songs from Martyn's long tenure with Island Records, and serves as a powerful reminder of the unique gifts of this longtime cult favorite.

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